Mile Length Statistics

The average length of a mile across different samples and measurements.

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"A mile is a unit of length in a number of systems of measurement, including in the US Customary Units and British Imperial Units. It equals 1,609.344 meters or 5,280 feet."

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"The UK still uses the mile as the main length and speed unit for road traffic."

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"The Roman mile was established as 1,000 paces, approximately 1,483 meters."

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"There are three different kinds of miles: the statute mile, the nautical mile, and the survey mile."

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"It takes on average 16-20 minutes to walk a mile."

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"Nautical mile is used in aviation and maritime contexts, is 1.15 statute miles, or 1.852 kilometers."

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"The '4 minute mile' was first achieved by Roger Bannister in Oxford, England in 1954."

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"An average person's walking speed is 2.7 miles per hour."

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"A mile is 1,760 yards, or 63,360 inches."

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"The speed limit on US interstates typically ranges from 55 to 75 miles per hour."

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"Indiana, USA was the last state to adopt one-mile sections on a highway, in 1959."

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"The ‘Mile High City’, Denver, is exactly 5,280 feet above sea level."

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"A marathon race is 26.2 miles long."

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"The Great Wall of China is around 13,170 miles (21,196 kilometers) long."

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"The longest route you can sail in a straight line without hitting the same landmass twice is 20016.14 miles."

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"The Earth's circumference is about 24,901 miles"

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"The Scenic Route I-90 is the longest Interstate Highway in the US at 3,020 miles."

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Statistic 18

"Light travels at a speed of approximately 186,282 miles per second."

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